The relationship between metaphor and philosophy is the main focus of this engrossing study by continental philosopher Giuseppe Stellardi. Three separately identifiable, but strictly interconnected, thematic directions are explored: the theory of metaphor; the theory of philosophical discourse; and a close analysis of texts by Heidegger and Derrida for what they reveal about both metaphor and philosophical discourse. The works of these two specific philosophers are examined for a number of reasons: first, they attract questions that inevitably concern the meaning of philosophy itself; second, they make fundamental points concerning metaphor and its relationship to philosophy; third, the particular quality of their language is closely related to poetic discourse; and fourth, the relationship of their texts to metaphor give them an essential quality that can provisionally be described as 'incompleteness'.
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Author Biography - Guiseppe Stellardi
Giuseppe Stellardi is a Fellow and Tutor in Italian at St. Hugh's College, Oxford University, and the author of a number of publications on deconstruction and nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian novelists.